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Come Together: Country Flags available for download

The Swedish broadcaster SVT recently presented the theme art for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest yesterday. We at ESC United  understand how exciting it is to support your country (or your favorite song) so just as we did last year, we created Logo Flags for most European countries including all possible participants. And if you’re like me and live outside …

Iceland: Listen to the Songvakeppnin Entries

The National Final season is well and truly heating up! Today another country has revealed their potential entries for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest! Icelandic broadcaster, RUV, have revealed the twelve songs in contention for the title of Icelandic representative for ESC 2016. The entries: Sigga Eyrún “Kreisí” Helgi Valur Ásgeirsson “Óvær” Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius “Ótöluðorð” Erna Hrönn …

Iceland: Söngvakeppni 2016 artist revealed

The Icelandic broadcaster RUV has announced the list of artists that were chosen to take part in Söngvakeppni 2016, has been revealed. Performers have to have Icelandic citizenship while songwriters that were non-Iceldanic, had to team up with local songwriters in order to be eligible. 260 entries were received and the list was narrowed down to 12 by a special …

43 Countries in Stockholm!

Today the EBU announced the final list of participants. The number of countries has increased from last year’s contest, we will see 43 countries participate in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest! The 43 countries hoping to take home the Eurovision 2016 trophy are: Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2016 Final on 20th February

Icelandic broadcaster have announced that their National Final for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will conclude on the 20th of February 2016, after having two semi-finals. Iceland will be celebrating 30 years of Eurovision (1986-2016) in Stockholm, and are eagerly awaiting their first win. Iceland’s best results were achieved in Jerusalem in 1999 and in Moscow in 2009, where Selma …

Iceland: Accepting Songs For Stockholm!

Today the Icelandic broadcaster, RUV, have begin their song search for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The song that they are hoping will return Iceland to the Grand Final, after missing out on the final in 2015. The songs must be performed in Icelandic in Söngvakeppni sjónvarpsins, but the song is not restricted to Icelandic in Eurovision. When submitting the song …

LIVE COVERAGE: Rehearsal Day 4

We’ve now seen most of the semi finalists performing, so it’s going to be very interesting to find out how the remaining ones are staged. Once again we are covering everything LIVE from the press centre at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna. So far we’ve had a full run-through of all semi 1 participants and the first set of semi 2.  Today, …

The 2015 "Expert" Panel - ICELAND

The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back once again reviewing all Eurovision songs and rank them accordingly. You are probably asking yourself on how we pick our panel and the criteria. We looked at people from all walks of life to bring together a unique group of panelists with a wide range in taste. They all bring different skills and …

Iceland: Ólafsdóttir 2nd in first round of NF voting

It’s been revealed by RÚV that María Ólafsdóttir – Iceland’s representative in 2015 – was in fact only second overall after the first round of voting in the final. As can be seen in the table below (courtesy of Wikipedia), it was in fact Friðrik Dór who won the first stage of Söngvakeppnin’s final, before Ólafsdóttir surged ahead in the …

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